Friday, 1 August 2008
Just an introductory few remarks about living in a treehouse in Portugal. Actually, it's an organic cork farm and the treehouse is a part of it. The main building is up the top and then the treehouse is to the left and downwards in the photo. It's up a big walnut tree. No electricity yet and the only running water is that which I've piped down from a local spring. Bit chilly in the Winter but makes up for it come March. I'm in the middle of a huge project to rejuvenate the whole farm and intend to keep a journal on this blog. Please feel free to leave any comments or suggestions. PS sleeping here is like a dream if that makes sense, total relaxation.
Friday, 29 December 2006
Whilst I can't pretend that I yet catch all of my food, there is pretty good fishing at the coast. Nice to paddle out and hand a line from the surfboard. There's also some quite particular local shellfish delicacies. I've recently started using a speargun which has added a new element. The picture shows some of the locals fishing off a cliff near Monte Clerigo.
Wednesday, 20 December 2006
The treehouse and farm are are the meeting of three valleys. One of the three is truly a hidden valley enclosed with tree-lined cliffs with a stream running down the middle. All you're likely to meet here is the odd wild boar or javeli as they call them here.
Thursday, 14 December 2006
Friday, 8 December 2006
Monday, 4 December 2006
The first thing I needed to do on this old Portugese farm was to build myself a big bath for that cool summer dip. Maybe went a bit over the top on size. Had the diggers down in the hidden valley for a couple of days but well worth the intrusion. Got to say this is a great place to swim no chemicals just crystal clear sring water.